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County aims to maintain law and order in jail without funding from ballot issue

PUEBLO – After the Pueblo County Jail ballot initiative failed in the 2017 Coordinated Election, Pueblo County will take a hard look at possible other solutions to address infrastructure, liability and safety concerns in order to maintain law and order in the most overcrowded jail in the State of Colorado.
 

Springs voters approve $17 million in annual stormwater fees

PUEBLO – Colorado Springs voters approved a ballot measure securing $17 million in annual stormwater fees to be used exclusively for stormwater drainage and flood control projects, including the list of 71 projects identified in the Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) between Pueblo County and Colorado Springs regarding the permit for the Southern Delivery System.
 

Next steps for Front Range passenger rail proposed to legislature

DENVER – For the first time since its establishment, the Front Range Rail Commission gave the State Legislature’s Joint Transportation Committee an update on the recommended legislative next steps for bringing passenger rail service to the Interstate 25 corridor.
 
The Front Range Rail Commission’s recommendations for the next legislative steps are:

County getting ready for the holidays early

Just one day after Halloween, Pueblo County was already getting ready for Santa.  On Wednesday, November 1, Pueblo County inspected and replaced the 466 lights on the dome of the Historic Courthouse and nearly four thousand mini multi-colored lights were strung on the trees.  An additional 10 colored lights will be positioned to reflect down on the building from the eves of the Historic Courthouse and two spotlights will illuminate the main entrance for the holidays.   
 

Pueblo County pledges $12,500 towards saving the Southwest Chief

PUEBLO – A train that served 367,267 passengers in 2016 and is in immediate need of more than $50 million in rail repairs may be getting some much needed financial help in 2018.
 

Three reasons people don’t do foster care, and why they’re wrong

PUEBLO – Unmarried individuals are legally able to adopt in all 50 states and nearly 30-percent of kids adopted from foster care in 2016 were adopted by single parents.  Yet, one of the most common misperceptions of the foster care system is only married couples can be foster parents.
 

Cynthia Mitchell chosen as first female Pueblo County Attorney

PUEBLO – Cynthia Mitchell was appointed Pueblo County Attorney on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 by the Pueblo Board of County Commissioners. Mitchell is the 34th Pueblo County Attorney and the first female Pueblo County Attorney.
 

Razmataz first to win Spotlight on Local Business Award

PUEBLO – A woman-owned business, who has been operating in Pueblo for 30 years was selected as the first recipient of the Spotlight on Local Business Award.  Razmataz was recognized at a Pueblo Board of County Commissioners’ meeting on Wednesday, September 20, 2017.  Razmataz is currently located at 335 South Union Avenue in Pueblo.

 

N. Purcell asphalt-milling to begin Sept. 18

PUEBLO - The North Purcell Boulevard Widening Project is scheduled to begin asphalt-milling operations mid-morning on Monday, September 18 on the closed 1.8-mile section of N. Purcell Blvd.  Milling consists of the old asphalt being ground up into small chunks that will be recycled and added into the road base for the new asphalt.  
 
On Thursday, September 14, N. Purcell Blvd. closed between Fairbanks Drive and Interstate 25 for an asphalt-replacement project, which is part of Phase 3 of the N. Purcell Blvd. Widening Project.  
 

Cheers to ring through rotunda for Bell Game pep rally

 

PUEBLO - Cheers from Pueblo Central’s and Pueblo Centennial’s cheer squads will ring through the Historic Pueblo County Courthouse Rotunda in a pep rally before Friday night’s Bell Game at Dutch Clark Stadium. The Rotunda has been donned with gigantic banners and school-pride decorations since Friday, September 8.
The Bell Game will be held on Friday, September 15, 2016 at 7 p.m. at Dutch Clark Stadium in Pueblo.

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